British actor Julian Sands has gone missing while hiking near Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.
The 65-year-old, who is known for his roles in “The Killing Fields,” “A Room With A View” and “Warlock,” was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area around 7:30 p.m. Friday. for the San Bernardino Country Sheriff’s Department confirmed to Fox News Digital.
The spokesman said ground crews searching for Sands were called off Saturday night due to avalanche danger and the weather conditions in the area.
“However, we have continued our efforts by helicopter and by drone, weather permitting,” the representative said. “We are planning another ground survey when the weather improves and when it is safe for our ground crew to be in conditions.”
He added: “We advise other hikers not to enter that area as even experienced hikers have a hard time.” The representative noted that forest management was responsible for the area, but the San Bernardino office was investigating with them.
A Sands representative did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Sands was born in West Yorkshire, England, but currently lives in North Hollywood, California, according to authorities. He has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “ocean is 13,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “Arachnophobia,” “Boxing Helena,” “Medallion,” and “Leaving Las Vegas.”
His television credits include roles in ‘Smallville’, ‘Dexter’, ‘Gotham’, ‘Banshee’ and ‘What/If’.
Due to a series of recent winter storms, authorities have warned that conditions in the Mt. Baldy area can be extremely dangerous.
The San Bernadino sheriff’s office said they conducted 14 search and rescue operations in the past month two walkers were fatally injured in traps, according to KTLA.